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Peter Yealands Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

Peter Yealands Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

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$17.95
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$107.70
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Thinking differently is what we do at Yealands. Crafting award winning wines in harmony with nature has seen us lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. But most importantly, it means great tasting wines which don’t cost the earth. Founder Peter Yealands’ vision is to create the world’s most environmentally-friendly wines. Constantly seeking new ways to work, he combines his love of the land with wines as bold as his ambition. These very approachable wines prove that sustainability always rewards with lasting quality. This wine is intensely perfumed with lifted mocha spice notes interlaced with red cherry and violet. The tannins are soft and silky, layered with plush, ripe red fruits.  

Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet:
 Intensely perfumed with lifted mocha spice notes interlaced with red cherry and violet. 
Palate: The tannins are soft and silky, layered with plush, ripe red fruits.
Food Match: Enjoy with red meats such as venison or slow roasted leg of lamb.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegan and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 5 years of vintage date.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields.  These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years. Our Pinot Noir was harvested in excellent condition and the resulting wine is showing the wonderful hallmarks that Marlborough is known for – lifted fruit flavours in the berry spectrum balanced with earthy savoury notes, vibrancy, purity and structure. 

WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 29th March - 19th April 2017 
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13% pH 3.64 TA 4.9 RS 2.0g/l
The low yielding Pinot Noir blocks were harvested at optimum ripeness.  All blocks were harvested and made separately.  The fruit was gently warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts to capture varietal expression. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular hand plunging, which helped craft a wine with elegance and structure.  After a short period of post ferment maceration, when the tannins were in balance, the parcels were gently pressed off.  A portion went to a mixture of new and older French oak barriques to undergo malolactic fermentation and to age.  The wine was blended then gently filtered prior to bottling.

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Food & Wine Matching

RED MEAT

Beef, Lamb, Venison

PORK

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

SOFT CHEESE

Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche

Awards

GOLD
2018 Sydney International Wine Competition

GOLD & CHAMPION PINOT NOIR
2015 New World Wine Awards

PURE SILVER
2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

SILVER
2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition
2015 Decanter World Wine Awards
2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
2015 Easter Show Wine Awards
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
2014 International Wine Challenge

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